Identifying a design aesthetic.
February 5, 2011 1:46 PM   Subscribe

What art/design style/aesthetic would these sci-fi pictures be classified as?

I've had "raygun gothic" suggested to me but that doesn't quite feel like a proper fit. The artist is Japanese but things in the images (the floating castle, the robot, softness of the plants) makes me think of 50s and 60s sci-fi, of the "very far future" sort: 1 2 3

Bonus question: is there a site which catalogs different modern(-ish) art styles or designs, along with a good sampling of examples? So in the future if I wondered, "I want a design that looks like this" I could browse and figure out just what "this" is in each case.
posted by curious nu to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Angelfire blocks direct linking. Here are the pictures.
posted by zamboni at 1:52 PM on February 5, 2011

Ah! I thought that would work. -.- The pictures I linked specifically are end3, end4, and end9. Thanks, zamboni. =)
posted by curious nu at 1:54 PM on February 5, 2011

posted by MisterMo at 3:43 PM on February 5, 2011

posted by leafwoman at 3:51 PM on February 5, 2011

Sorry, let me clarify. I'm specifically looking how you'd describe the style of the robot, the ships, and the like, not so much the technique used. Like, Star Wars technology has a very specific look to it; I've heard it described as "used future".
posted by curious nu at 4:35 PM on February 5, 2011

I guess the style is somewhere between René Laloux and Ghibli...

Fantastique, maybe? I dunno.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 7:03 PM on February 5, 2011

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